Program for Tonight’s Interfaith Service

Friday, June 5

5:30pm via live-stream Congregation B’nai Israel Facebook page.

Organized by the Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance

Hosted by Congregation B’nai Israel


n  Opening Sabbath Song & Welcome

o   Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz, Congregation B’nai Israel

n  Statement of Purpose

o   Dr. James Hailstock, New Day Baptist Church

n  Call to Worship (Habakkuk 1:2-4)

o   Dr. Araceli Hernandez-Laroche, USC-Upstate & Alianza Spartanburg


A Call To Grief & Action

n  Candle Lighting & Shabbat Song

o   Dr. Sherry Fohr, Professor of Religious Studies, Converse College & Congregation B’nai Israel

o   Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz

n  Words of Grief & Action

o   Omani Abdullah, Islamic Society of Spartanburg

n  Words of Grief & Action

o   Dr. Sheila Elliott Hodge, Silver Hill United Methodist Church            

n  Violin Solo

o   Courtney Lebauer, Congregation B’nai Israel

n  Torah Message

o   Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz

n  Kaddish List and Recitation

o   Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz

 That We May All Be Free

n  On Mutual Liberation

o   Rev. Scott Neely, Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg

n  Prayer for Liberation

o   Rev. Dallas Conyers, Macedonia Baptist Church

n  Healing Song

o   Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz



n  Prayer for Action

o   Father Rob Brown, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church           

n  Charge

o   Dr. James Hailstock

n  Opening of the Doors of the Ark & Closing Song: “Vayigal (Let Righteousness Roll)”

o   Rev. Ned Morris, Episcopal Church of the Advent

o   Dr. Ron Robinson, Chaplain, Wofford College

o   Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz